Hey there NY Firearms folks,
I hope this is the right place to ask this question.
I have a friend at work who has a Squires Bingham Model 20 22LR semi-auto that he bought at K-Mart about 26 yrs ago, around 1985-1986.
He loves this gun and wants to give it to his son but he is not sure about the 14 rnd cap slide-in mag that came with the gun back then when the NY state ban on 10+ mags was not in effect.
He wants to find out by the serial number the manufcature date just so he has peace of mind knowing his son can prove the gun and it's mag were made pre-ban. And yes, a 22LR 14 cap slide-in mag is indeed not legal in NY state. It's just the 22LR tubular mag guns that escape the high cap rule.
He asked me about it, but I am not sure how to answer him. I know the Squires Bingham Model 20 22LR rifles were manufactured in the Philippines and brought in by K-Mart Corp., but I don't know what manufacturer to question about matching the serial number with manufacture date.
Does anyone know who manufactured these guns in 1985? Do you think K-Mart may know? Thanks Eagle